Interview with Doug Pulley, CTO Picochip, Dec 2010

doug_pulley_picochip_ctoWith Picochip now some 10 years old, we met with Doug Pulley, CTO and co-founder, to discuss some of their latest developments.

Doug believes passionately that metro-femto is the only way to achieve widespread high-capacity public mobile data service, giving operators who have already deployed residential femtocells a natural advantage. He also shares his views on LTE including the market with most potential, the close alignment between TD/FDD modes and SON (Self Organising Networks).

Interview with Nigel Toon, CEO picoChip, June 2010

nigeltoon2sWe caught up with Nigel Toon, CEO of picoChip at the revent Femtocell World Summit. In this interview, Nigel explains what he plans to do with picoChip’s recently raised $20 million investment funding, shares his views on the state of the femtocell marketplace and how picoChip plans to address it. We've also recorded a 5 minute video interview with Nigel taken at last month's Femtocell World Summit.

Interview with David Swift, Alcatel-Lucent Small Cell Product Marketing

David-Swift-ALUInterview with David Swift, Senior Manager for Product Marketing Small Cell solutions at Alcatel-Lucent, who shares insights into their expanded range of femto based small cells, deployment experience and long term roadmap. He forecasts an additional 10 to 20 mobile operators launching femtocell service before end 2010, of which at least half are major players.

Interview with Rich Kerr, CEO of Public Wireless, a US based Metro-Femto pioneer

rich-kerrPublic Wireless is a new US company pioneering the use of various femtocells and related small cell technology in public areas – providing unobtrusive coverage and capacity where cell towers wouldn’t otherwise be viable. Rich Kerr, the CEO, explains his approach and how it could be set to radically change the face of mobile cellsite topology.

Interview with Dr Busheri, CEO of Lime Microsystems, Femtocell RF chip vendor

Ebrahim-Bushehri-100 We spoke with Dr. Ebrahim Bushehri, CEO and co-founder of Lime Microsystems. Their new single chip RF front end considerably simplifies the overall femtocell chip count and can operate in 3G and 4G air interfaces and frequency bands. We asked him what is so unique about their approach, how they can enter the market and for his views of overall femtocell market takeup.

Interview with Prof. Simon Saunders, Chairman Femto Forum, Feb 2010

simon saunders femto forum chairmanFemtocell Interview with Prof Simon Saunders, Chairman of Femto Forum, Jan 2010

Simon took some time out to share details of what the Femto Forum is planning for the year ahead. Their recently approved 2010 priorities (published here first on ThinkFemtocell) include some new areas for femtocells. Simon explains in detail how the Forum plans to support the industry as it matures. He also reports back from the recent CES show in the USA and tells us what we can expect to see at Mobile World Congress.

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    Residential

    Residential

    A significant number of users continue to report poor mobile coverage in their homes. There will always be areas which are uneconomic for mobile operator to reach. They range from rural areas

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    Enterprise

    Enterprise

    The term Enterprise addresses any non-residential in-building including hotels, convention centres, transport hubs, offices, hospitals and retail outlets. It's not just intended for businesses to

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    Urban

    Urban

    Urban small cells (sometimes also named metrocells) are compact and discrete mobile phone basestations, unobstrusively located in urban areas. They can be mounted on lampposts, positioned on the

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    Rural

    Rural

    A rural small cell is a low power mobile phone base station designed to bring mobile phone service to small pockets of population in remote rural areas. These could be hamlets, small villages or

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